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Old 05-01-2009, 09:03 PM
 
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When you swag a drape panel from one side of the window to the other how do you keep the top of the drape in place and not have it go to the side the panel is on? I hope you can understand that!
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:07 PM
 
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not sure I do understand but a well placed and hidden thumb tac does wonders as soes double stick tape.
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:12 PM
 
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I'm wondering if there is some sort of clip that is hidden somehow. I don't think tape would hold and a tack would have to go into a metal rod.
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:28 PM
 
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you want it held back from the rod not at the center of the window? can you post a picture. I am sure there is a way if this is a standard way of hanging a drape
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:00 PM
 
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I understand what you are trying to do. Maybe a high adhesive caulk on the ring and let it cure completely before putting the weight of the drape back on it. Or fishing line around the ring then secure it to the bracket on the opposite side of the drapery tieback. Or super or gorilla glue for a really permanent option. I'd try high strength fishing line because you should be able to hide it behind the rod and it isn't permanent.
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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I think I understand what you want since I have had to hang quite a few curtains. I think you have three options:

1. Make sure the curtains are wide enough for the window. This may mean buying or having made panels that are more than the standard 40-50 inches. This may cost more than you want to spend, but the wider panel is less likely to separate: http://www.storeappeal.com/images/insulated%20curtains.jpg (broken link)

2. Use a Valance. The valance will disguise the gap between the curtains, giving a more luxurious/finished look: http://www.gracescurtains.co.uk/phot.../curtains9.jpg

3. Employ Clip Rings - If you can't find a valance to match or don't want to buy new curtains, you may be able to take advantage of the "gap" by using clip rings. I like the look of clip rings and the ease of being able to open the curtains. The best part is that with clip rings, you don't need tiebacks at all. I think the look is modern and nice even with a thinner curtain: http://www.wcmanet.org/2005_PIA/images/winners/29.jpg
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Old 05-03-2009, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Black Hammock Island
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Presuming you have two panels, one swagged back to the right, one to the left, a twist tie (with or without its paper covering) is all that's needed to keep the curtain in place in the center of the rod. Twist-tie the two panels together and then tightly wrap the remaining part of the twist tie around the rod in the center. An unbent paperclip can do the same thing. This would also work with just one panel.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:21 PM
 
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I know exactly what you are asking. I had the same problem so I used a piece of crafting wire. It is a very thin wire something like what you would find in a twist tie. You can easily pierce it through the drapery fabric like a needle, or if you have rings you can loop it through the ring, then attach it to the middle bracket that is holding up the rod. It is such a fine wire no one would ever see it. Hope this makes sense and good luck to you!
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:31 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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This where your outside ring has to go. The bracket will prevent it from sliding to the middle of the rod.

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Old 03-22-2012, 02:37 PM
 
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I find when this happens its because the curtains are not wide enough for the window. You need more slack.
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